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Meeting of the SCO heads of government

Meeting of the SCO heads of government

Earlier in the afternoon, the prime minister had met the organisation's Secretary General Rashid Alimov.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday after he reached Qingdao in China to attend the two-day Shanghai Cooperation Organisation or SCO summit.

Matters pertaining to bilateral relations between Pakistan and China came under discussion during the 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Council of Heads of State meeting.

India said a year ago that China had not stuck to an agreement to share hydrological data, or scientific information on the movement, distribution and quality of water for the Brahmaputra river.

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The meeting covered key aspects of the bilateral engagement, reflecting the resolve by the two countries to reset relations and bring back trust in their ties which was hit by the Doklam standoff and several other thorny issues. "Ties between our nations have their roots in history", PM Modi said in a tweet.

"One of the important outcomes of today's meeting was that the Chinese side conveyed that they accepted (Modi's) invitation to President Xi Jinping to have a similar informal summit in India in 2019", he said.

An MoU on sharing hydrological information of the Brahmaputra river by China to India and another pact on amendment of the protocol on phytosanitary requirements for exporting rice from India to China to include non-Basmati rice were signed after the Modi-Xi talks.

Troops of India and China were locked in the 73-day standoff in Doklam since June 16 previous year after the Indian side stopped the construction of a road by the Chinese Army in the disputed area.

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The two leaders had also discussed ways to give impetus to their economic ties as well as people-to-people relations. Before leaving for China, the prime minister said he was "excited to lead the Indian delegation for our first-ever meeting as a full member".

Their second meeting in almost six weeks since the Wuhan Summit took place on the sidelines of the SCO meet and covered key aspects of the bilateral engagement, reflecting the resolve by the two countries to reset relations and bring back trust in their ties which was hit by the Doklam standoff and several other thorny issues.

Gokhale said Xi referred to the growing popularity of Indian films and not only spoke about the success of the movie Dangal in China, but also mentioned that Baahubali 2 and other Hindi movies had done well in the country.

This was the 14th meeting between the two leaders over the past four years.

India became a full member of the the China-dominated grouping a year ago and New Delhi's entry into it is expected to increase the bloc's heft in regional geo-politics and trade negotiations besides giving it a pan-Asian hue.

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